Recently, some solutions (such as UCLP, GARA and GridJIT, etc.) have been proposed to manage optical network
resources as other grid resources. However, most of them do not consider optical network resources as general grid
resources to schedule and share, and fatally they are not compatible with the new developed resource management
framework WSRF (Web Service Resource Framework) within the global grid architecture OGSA. Besides, there are
some other problems in the resources scheduling and sharing. This paper presents the economic-based grid-enabled
management architecture for lightpath resources GRACIE, which improved the GRACE with the ability of scheduling
and managing optical resources. Based on GRACIE, it proposed lightpath resource pricing algorithm and lightpath
request scheduling scheme. Finally, we demonstrated their effectiveness by experiments on GridSim.